I'd like to include an inline image (to typeset hieroglyphic inscriptions) but I don't want it to stretch the line height, even if the image is too tall to fit. I don't mind it colliding with the line above and below and overlapping text, but the line height should be preserved at all costs.
Here is an example of incorrect line spacing:
The code used to produce this is
Now, this example is grossly exaggerated to demonstrate the issue. In actual usage, I would increase the line spacing and perhaps reduce the size of the image. However, if I could make the spacing work (no matter how ugly it looks) even on an extreme example like this, I could also make it work with reasonable line spacing and image size.
If I were doing this in HTML/CSS I would set a huge negative top margin on the image (
<img href="lorem_chickens.svg" style="margin-top: -1000px" />) and the image would be overlapping with the text (which is, in my case, desired behaviour). But I don't know how to do this in LaTeX. Thanks for any help!